Thursday, 6 April 2017

12 Detox waters to boost metabolism

Summers bring days filled with memories but also the rising temperatures along with it. With the summer heat rising, our bodies need to stay well hydrated. Are you one of those who love sipping on a flavourful beverage, but want to avoid all those extra calories and chemicals? In that case this article is at your rescue.

Here are 12 amazing detox water recipes which are so flavourful that they will have you reaching out for another glass. What’s more, they are made using some of the freshest fruits from the season which are bound to keep you fresh and have several health benefits. Just a simple tip before we get into the best combination - when making infused water it’s important to let it sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours before drinking. This will allow the nutrients and flavour to seep into the water. Remember there is no right or wrong ingredient or quantity when it comes to infused waters, so make your own preferred flavour combination. Here are 12 amazing detox water recipes which we love!



1. Pear berry detox water
Chop up the pear into little pieces and add to this a mixture of raspberries and blueberries, and some lime slices. Let it set for an hour in a pitcher of water. Pears contain an amazing amount of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. This detox water is belly slimming and also helps to boost your metabolism, burn fat and flush toxins.

2. Blackberry mint detox water
This combination is another refreshing and healthy one. To half a cup of ripe blackberries in a pitcher of water, add a hand full of rubbed mint after releasing its etheric oil and let it sit for at least 2 hours. Blackberries contain wonderful anti-oxidative components.

3. Blueberry orange detox water
To the blueberry detox drink, add some orange slices to get a vitamin-rich detox water. Oranges help with healthy blood circulation and contain tons of vitamin A, C, and antioxidants. Together these two will energise you and boost your metabolism.

4. Basil detox water
Add a handful of basil leaves to a pitcher of very cold water and let it sit in your fridge for at least ½ an hour. This water is beneficial as basil’s oils provide antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and also helps alleviate feelings of fullness and soothes indigestion.

5. Lemon detox water
This basic lemon water is perfect for a healthy morning routine. Mix the juice of one lemon with cold or warm water. Add some lemon slices if you like. Drink it as the first drink in the morning or you can take it with you in a water bottle and sip it all day. This detox water helps your body flush toxic agents and prevents the deposition of metabolic waste.

6. Lemon ginger infused water
Take a small knob of fresh ginger and one large cut lemon in a pitcher full of water. Grate ginger by using a zester and add it to the beverage. Since ginger is a natural pain reliever, it warms you from the inside and speeds up your digestion. For best results drink it at room temperature each morning directly after getting up as it helps to stimulate your body to flush toxic waste.

7. Watermelon detox water
Watermelon is probably the best fruit for detox. Add about 300 g watermelon cubes in a pitcher of water, and put it in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Watermelons contain not only a lot of vitamins and minerals, but they also support your body to flush toxins.

8. Blueberry detox water
To a pitcher of water, add a handful of berries and let it settle for at least an hour. The detox water acquires a rich anti-oxidant property thanks to the presence of blueberries. The skin of blueberries contains valuable substances that prevent diseases and also act anti-inflammatory.

9. Kiwi blackberry detox water
Make the perfect summer drink from this delicious detox water combination of kiwis and blackberries. Mix some blackberries and kiwi slices in a large pitcher, fill it up with water and refrigerate it for at least one hour. Kiwis are an abundant source of vitamin A and E and help relieve your body from free radicals. Blackberries have on top also amazing anti-aging properties. Add some lemon slices if you like.

10. Raspberry lime detox water
Add fresh or frozen raspberries and slices of a large lemon to a water pitcher and let it settle for half an hour. The raspberries have strong anti-oxidative properties that support your liver, kidneys, and colon to purify. Not only do the flavonoids in Limes increase the secretion of acids and bile, but also stimulate the digestive system.

11. Grapefruit Rosemary detox water
To quarter pieces of grapefruit in a pitcher, add one spring of rosemary and fill it up with water and let it sit overnight in the fridge before having the next morning. Grapefruit extensively detoxifies your body and rosemary calms you down. The etheric oils of rosemary provide a pleasant scent to this water as well.

12. Strawberry honeydew melon water
Add 10 strawberries cut in halves along with some melon pieces to a large glass of water and add some fresh mint leaves. Let it refrigerate for at least an hour, then enjoy. This drink detoxifies your body and hydrates the skin making it beautiful. Not only is this detox water rich in vitamins and anti-inflammatory substances but also looks gorgeous in a glass.

As we said earlier, there is no right or wrong recipe for detox waters, so put in your favourite fruits and get sipping into a healthier lifestyle.

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